Whether ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is fighting on the grandest stage of them all, or watching a PPV from the sidelines, The 34-year-old sure knows how to stay in the headlines. Conor reached a king-level status in the MMA world through his trash-talk, backed by his in-Octagon performances. Fans still cherish his 13-second knockout of the then-featherweight king Jose Aldo in the UFC.
The UFC 194 main event pushed McGregor’s name to the stratosphere and he never looked back ever since. The prolific knockout artist set a new record for the fastest KO in a title fight in the promotion. Despite talks of a potential rematch surfacing the MMA world for many years, it never really happened. And after Jose Aldo’s retirement from MMA, the bout seems very unlikely to ever happen.
However, fans cherished Aldo’s boxing debut as he locked horns against a former opponent, Jeremy Stephens. The contest took place at Gamebred Boxing 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, his debut might have not gone as planned. The 36-year-old’s first boxing match ended in a majority draw (58-56 for Aldo, 57-57, 57-57).
Me and Aldo should box
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 2, 2023
Watching this, McGregor took to Twitter to offer his arch-rival a rematch, this time in Boxing. He said, “Me and Aldo should box.” This tweet comes after the two had a cordial relationship a few years after their Octagon outing. However, fans remember such was not the case prior to their fight. The Irishman humiliated the Brazilian during the entire leadup to the bout, before putting Jose on his highlight reel forever.
Whether the two will ever face each other in the Octagon, is a thing that fans will always buzz about. However, this tweet has sent the MMA community into a frenzy, showcasing a high possibility of them sharing the squared circle.
Floyd Mayweather wants to box Jose Aldo
In mid-February of this year, McGregor’s first dance partner in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather made for some eye-grabbing news. ‘Money Mayweather‘ claimed active talks were happening behind closed doors for a bout between him and Conor’s infamous rival, Jose Aldo. The 46-year-old is fresh off of an exhibition fight against Aaron Chalmers on February 25.
This unexpected yet much-needed bout would do good numbers as both happen to be Conor’s most-famous rivals from the past. However, since Conor’s tweet, the match might be in jeopardy as the Irishman might cut the line to face Aldo next before Floyd can sign the dotted lines.
It is noteworthy that Floyd hasn’t had a professional fight since 2017 after facing the Irishman. Thus, it is unclear whether he will treat this as purely an exhibition fight or an attempt to extend his perfect record to 51-0. No matter how this potential event unfolds, fans are in for a treat either way.
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